I asked my Facebook friends to give me new perspectives on e-learning – their thoughts or quotes. People share extraordinary gifts when you ask for help. “Close the distance” (from Glenda Pierides in Durban) and “This is the E-asy way to learn” (from Geoff Bull in Australia). Put them together and you get…
“e-Learning, the E-asy way to learn- just close the distance”
e-Learning is just that, easy, when we look at it simply. It is, by strict definition, learning using electronic devices. Gurus of e-learning don’t hold with that simplicity and require a lot more said about web interaction and collaboration. In many learning environments, however, be they in South Africa, or Australia, a single computer may be all that is available by way of digital technology and that is enough to start our learning using electronic devices path.
e-Learning makes knowledge accessible and at our fingertips.
Traditional classroom teaching used traditional technologies – the white board, the overhead projector – but our post millennial society has been invaded and overtaken by digital electronic gadgets that replace the old. We can’t help but to use these to promote teaching and learning. How then do we do that effectively. Keep it simple and easy is how. Close the distance between the “what, how and when” and make it flexible.
Ronni Wright (H O Ed. Dept Embury Institute for Higher Education) in Durban suggested “e-learning is a learning journey where we connect, collaborate and create our futures.” All of the descriptors in the statement point back to social constructivism – pedagogically sound learning fundamentals.
Richard Branson argues that the only real way to deliver great customer service is to have really happy employees. So too, the only real way to deliver great teaching and learning is to have really happy teachers and students.
E-LEARNING 4 U wants to show you how to have happy teachers / trainers and students through various options within the e-learning world.